Twenty years ago – 1994

Fredonia native Dianne Walsh Astry has been awarded the American Lung Association’s Award of Excellence at a conference held in Boston, Mass. The award recognized Walsh Astry’s development of the Health House Project in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1993, which has become a national model. Currently the national director of the Health House Project, she is the daughter of Margaret and John Walsh of Fredonia.

Thirty years ago – 1984

Members and supporters of the Hose Co. 1 Drum and Bugle Corps will see an abbreviated season this year and an abridged repertoire which will help to eliminate many hours of practice. This hopefully will encourage an increase in membership. Declining enrollment and a marked lack of interest shown by its members nearly forced the corps to disband last year. However, the efforts of its dedicated officers were rewarded when the corps was awarded first place at the Southwestern Firemen’s Convention Grand Parade in Cheektowaga.

Forty years ago – 1974

Monica Moore of Silver Creek is the June Calendar Girl of the Month in the OBSERVER.

Fifty years ago – 1964

James Strychalski of Dunkirk received a doctor of dental surgery degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also was commissioned as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army and plans to enter active duty in the fall.